Chicago Reader covers CPC’s “Shelter in Poetry” virtual support to CPS students

The Chicago Reader covers our “Shelter in Poetry” transition to virtual support of CPS students:

Of particular note is the stellar job the CPC Poets in Residence have done in making this pivot. Each poet has brought their own educator-style to the challenge in awesome ways, and we are so grateful to them for their efforts, and so proud of their work for students.

We invite our readers to browse the 12 most recent posts of student poetry from home, via our homepage.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.